ISA Staff

Preparing all students for success

The staff at ISA sets the tone for what ISA strives to accomplish: Providing the organizational and professional development supports that schools, principals, and teachers need to graduate all students ready to succeed in college and career.

Stephanie Wood-Garnett, Ed.D.
President

Stephanie Wood-Garnett became president of ISA on July 25th, 2017, following the retirement of Gerry House. Formerly, Wood-Garnett was the Vice President...

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Stephanie Wood-Garnett became president of ISA on July 25th, 2017, following the retirement of Gerry House. Formerly, Wood-Garnett was the Vice President of Policy to Practice (P2P) at the Alliance for Excellent Education. Her portfolio included deeper learning, college and career ready academic standards, assessment, science of learning, and diversity and equity initiatives. Dr. Wood-Garnett is an accomplished educator with extensive experience in leading complex P–20 education reform initiatives at the local, state, and national levels. Her previous roles include serving as the assistant commissioner of teacher and leader effectiveness for the New York State Education Department where she led Race to the Top initiatives aimed at transforming teacher and leader preparation programs and strengthening P–20 collaboration; serving as a district central office leader in Washington state, and directing the Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Scott Noon
Executive Director for Strategic Business Development

As the Executive Director for Strategic Business Development, Scott Noon is primarily responsible for expanding ISA’s school partnerships, marketing...

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As the Executive Director for Strategic Business Development, Scott Noon is primarily responsible for expanding ISA’s school partnerships, marketing and communications efforts, exploring new product strategies, and fostering strategic partnerships.

Prior to joining ISA, Noon has had numerous successes in various executive leadership roles at renowned education companies, serving as the vice president of market development at Teachscape and vice president of business development at Riverside Publishing Co., a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Noon also helped to develop a highly successful dotcom, Classroom Connect, which was sold to Harcourt in 2001.

Most recently, Noon was general manager of the American Federation of Teachers’ Share My Lesson initiative, where he more than tripled the subscriber base of what has become the fastest growing online teacher community in the USA. In this role, Noon led strategy, marketing, communications, professional learning, and outreach for the company. He drove registration growth through digital marketing programs and social networking, while developing partnerships with content providers to expand the resource base.

Noon pursued doctoral studies in Curriculum and Instruction from Illinois State University, earned his Masters in Divinity from Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg and his Bachelors of General Studies from the University of Dayton.

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Janet R. Price
Senior Director of Programs

Janet Price has been immersed in education reform since 1981 as an education lawyer at Advocates for Children of New York; education policy analyst for...

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Janet Price has been immersed in education reform since 1981 as an education lawyer at Advocates for Children of New York; education policy analyst for the Manhattan Borough President; program innovator helping start small schools as Executive Vice President for Programs at New Visions for Public Schools; high school history teacher at a school for recent immigrants; founding principal of an inclusive, unscreened small public high school (Brooklyn Preparatory High School, started with support from the ISA); leader of a network of 25 schools in Brooklyn and Staten Island;  coach of coaches, supporting literacy and math coaches in building strong teacher teams; facilitator supporting school district level decision-making; Common Core literacy curriculum writer; and all-purpose cheerleader for equitable access to student-centered, inquiry-based teaching and learning.

Janet is the co-author of The ACLU Rights of Students: Third Edition and has written reports, book chapters and journal articles on a wide range of issues including student assessment, school choice, professional development, and teacher action research. Most recently, she has provided the content for websites documenting effective school models and providing blended learning units with the Common Core literacy standards.

Janet holds her BA from Barnard College, an MA in history from Columbia University, and a JD from New York University.   She is the product of two alternative certification programs– New Leaders for New Schools (preparing her for the principalship) and the Center for Collaborative Education’s STEP Program (preparing her for high school teaching).  She has been a Revson Fellow for the Future of the City of New York at Columbia University and has served as the chair of the Education Committee for the Association of the Bar of New York.

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Betty Greene-Bryant
Senior Director of Programs

Betty Greene-Bryant is an innovative, purposeful leader who brings a depth of experience from public and private school administration. She has extensive...

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Betty Greene-Bryant is an innovative, purposeful leader who brings a depth of experience from public and private school administration. She has extensive experience in forming and working with strategic partnerships within various national education membership associations, higher education institutions, public school districts, and the business community. These education and business partnerships focused primarily on middle and high school reform efforts, research to practice, career-to-work/post-secondary topics, students with disabilities, grant development and management, program evaluation, and professional learning for school administrators and teachers. She has served in the roles of director and assistant director for various U.S. Department of Education grants. Dr. Greene-Bryant served as the first Principal in Residence at the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), Director for Professional Services at the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Senior Director for Professional Services and Interim Executive Director for the Association of Middle Level Education (AMLE). Dr. Greene-Bryant has also served as an elementary, middle and high school administrator. Her other work in the field of education also includes teaching at American University in Washington D.C. and Coppin State University in Baltimore, MD.

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Nathan Dilworth
Senior Math Specialist

Since 2010, Nathan Dilworth has worked with math teachers in ISA schools to create intellectually engaging math curriculum. Dilworth assists math departments...

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Since 2010, Nathan Dilworth has worked with math teachers in ISA schools to create intellectually engaging math curriculum. Dilworth assists math departments in curriculum development, math teachers with lesson planning and works with students in classrooms to create a team of people engaged in math.

Prior to joining ISA, Dilworth taught Math in the New York City public school system. As the Head of Department in a small school in the South Bronx, Dilworth used his love of math and background in engineering to bring math to life for his students.

Dilworth holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MA in Secondary Math Education.

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Hewette Moore
National Program Manager

Hewette Moore joined the Institute for Student Achievement at the beginning of 2018. Prior to joining the ISA team, she has been working at various education...

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Hewette Moore joined the Institute for Student Achievement at the beginning of 2018. Prior to joining the ISA team, she has been working at various education reform organizations for over 8 years. In her most recent role, she served as the Program Manager of the Education Support Initiatives for Play at the Core, Right To Play’s play-based early learning program serving marginalized communities throughout New York City. Prior to her role at Right To Play, she spent three years at New Visions for Public Schools where she led the Fund for Teachers Program and supported their college access initiatives across 80 district schools.  Hewetté holds a BA from Boston College and an MA in Educational Leadership, Politics and Advocacy from New York University.

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Savitre Jackson

Savitre Jackson has been a part of the ISA team since 2008. As the Operations Administrator, Savitre’s role touches many facets of ISA’s work,...

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Savitre Jackson has been a part of the ISA team since 2008. As the Operations Administrator, Savitre’s role touches many facets of ISA’s work, ensuring that coaches are contracted with their matched schools, that financial management flows smoothly, keeping costs low to our school partners, and that people are well supported when they reach out to our offices. Ms. Jackson developed her operational acumen from work in two other major industries: international mail and public utilities.

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Joan Marchese
Executive Assistant to the President

Since 2007, Joan has been providing administrative support to the ISA president, senior staff, and the ISA coaching network. In addition to juggling calendars,...

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Since 2007, Joan has been providing administrative support to the ISA president, senior staff, and the ISA coaching network. In addition to juggling calendars, queuing phone calls, and managing meetings, Joan provides travel planning support to our network of over 50 coaches.

Prior to coming to ISA, Joan was the executive assistant/office manager of a non-profit, bilingual, outpatient treatment center for those trapped by addiction to drugs and alcohol. She’s also a very dedicated grandparent and a lover of the outdoors.

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